So, after an excruciating 1 month delay because of a gas line (main) out of easement, we are finally officially underway with our build!
The dig started (and will I think be completed) today!
Here was the original drawing:
We have made the sun bench smaller, based in feedback I read here.
Here was the backyard before: (you can see the mess the gas company left behind)
Here it was this morning, just as they were getting started:
And here it is this afternoon: